In the only game of the day, the Chicago Bears are playing host to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.
The Jaguars got off to a quick start, taking a 13-0 lead behind starting quarterback Chad Henne. The Bears answered with a strike from Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall to cut the lead to 13-7, but the Jaguars pushed it back to 16-7 before the half came to a close.
In the second half, both teams are taking a long look at their second teams, most notably their backup quarterbacks. The Jaguars turned things over to rookie Blake Bortles and for the second consecutive week, the third-overall pick in this year’s draft has been impressive. Bortles is consistently making big-time throws and although the Jaguars claim they will be starting Henne all season, it will be hard to keep Bortles off of the field.
For the Bears, they’re looking for a backup to Cutler. Thus far, former Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Jimmy Clausen looks to have the advantage. Clausen was playing fairly well on Thursday night until he made a big mistake in the third quarter. Clausen looked towards the middle of the field and had his pass tipped by former Florida State Seminoles’ rookie linebacker Telvin Smith. The ball when right into the hands of the product of another sunshine state school, second-year safety Josh Evans, who played for the Florida Gators. You can see the play below.